Longtime Philadelphia sports broadcaster Al Meltzer dies

Longtime Philadelphia sports broadcaster Al Meltzer dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A longtime Philadelphia sports broadcaster has died. Al Meltzer’s family told WCAU-TV that he died Tuesday night, but a cause of death was not disclosed. He was 89. Known to fans as “Big Al,” Meltzer worked for several television stations during an award-winning 50-year career. He also was inducted into the Philadelphia […]

Greg Hardy gets UFC contract after 57-second knockout in professional MMA debut

Greg Hardy gets UFC contract after 57-second knockout in professional MMA debut

Greg Hardy played one season with the Cowboys after four-plus with the Panthers. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Greg Hardy, the former NFL player whose promising career fizzled after charges of domestic violence and continued behavioral issues, was awarded a contract by the UFC on Tuesday, following his professional debut in mixed martial arts. Squaring off against another […]

Mets release 1B Adrian Gonzalez, will call up Dominic Smith

Mets release 1B Adrian Gonzalez, will call up Dominic Smith

NEW YORK (AP) Looking to spark their stagnant lineup, the New York Mets are making a change at first base. Slumping veteran Adrian Gonzalez was released following a 2-0 victory over the Yankees on Sunday night, and the Mets will recall Dominic Smith from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday when they begin a 10-game road […]

Kellen Winslow Jr.'s rep: He was house shopping for mother-in-law when neighbor called police

Kellen Winslow Jr.'s rep: He was house shopping for mother-in-law when neighbor called police

Kellen Winslow Jr.’s lawyer issued a statement that Winslow “emphatically denies committing any burglary.” Getty Images Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested this weekend after a suspicious neighbor called the police while Winslow was shopping for a house for his mother-in-law, according to Winslow’s representative. NBC San Diego reported that Winslow spent five […]

USC rallies to win 1600 relay, NCAA women's title

USC rallies to win 1600 relay, NCAA women's title

by Associated Press June 9 at 10:16 PM EUGENE, Ore. — Southern California won the meet-ending 1,600-meter relay to beat Georgia by a point Saturday for the NCAA Division I women’s outdoor track and field title. Kendall Ellis anchored the Trojans to victory at Hayward Field, rallying to edge Purdue’s Jahneya Mitchell at the finish […]

Why Yankees' Gleyber Torres will hit ninth all Subway Series

Why Yankees' Gleyber Torres will hit ninth all Subway Series

NEW YORK — Expect to see more of the Yankees‘ potential Rookie of the Year candidate at the bottom of their order. Before the Yankees beat the Mets, 4-1, at Citi Field in Game 1 of this year’s Subway Series on Friady, manager Aaron Boone said he figures second baseman Gleyber Torres will hit No. 9 for the rest of the […]

Belmont Stakes 2018: Only one horse can beat Justify … and that's Justify | Izenberg

Belmont Stakes 2018: Only one horse can beat Justify … and that's Justify | Izenberg

“He’s just breathing fire out there.” — Trainer Bob Baffert’s assistant, Jimmy Barnes, on Justify’s last workout before heading to Belmont Park “He can control the race whatever happens. He’s already proven he can beat us –twice. I think we’re all in trouble.” — Wayne Lukas ELMONT, N.Y. — In 2015, there were 22,936 thoroughbred horses born […]